Photo taken on Dec 22, 2015 shows a view of smog in Beijing, Dec 22, 2015.
Rescuers have managed to get in touch with one survivor and given him emergency treatment. The survivor said there are probably more survivors.
China's northern Hebei Province and the port city of Tianjin issued their first-ever air pollution red alerts, the most serious level, joining neighboring Beijing in experiencing this most recent bout of choking smog.
China promises to improve urban planning, renovate underdeveloped urban areas, and raise the level of city management in a statement issued Tuesday after the Central Urban Work Conference.
Beijing will begin a trial of discounted subway fares at the end of this year to encourage commuters to travel during non-rush hours, according to the operator on Tuesday.
China's key public health indicators, including life expectancy and maternal mortality, have improved following medical reform that began in 2009, the country's top health official said Tuesday.
A marine dispute that erupted after a Japanese ship crashed into a Chinese oil terminal has ended with mediation after a 42-month hearing, a maritime court said on Tuesday.
China will take more efforts to upgrade city clusters in the eastern region, and foster new city clusters and key regional cities in central and western regions, says a statement issued Tuesday after the Central Urban Work Conference.
Livable cities should be the central goal of China's urban planning, according to a statement issued Tuesday after the Central Urban Work Conference.
Forty cities in north China, including Beijing and Tianjin, have issued alerts for air pollution, according to Beijing air pollution emergency management headquarters.
Pu Zhiqiang was handed a suspended three-year prison sentence for inciting ethnic hatred and disturbing public order, a Beijing court ruled on Tuesday.
China's northern port city of Tianjin issued its first ever red alert for air pollution, the most serious level, on Monday night, as it joins neighboring Beijing in fighting the lingering winter smog.